Vegan Pretzels with Chocolate Sauce
These vegan pretzels with chocolate sauce are the ultimate comfort food! If you like the combination of sweet and salty food, you will absolutely LOVE them. They're insanely good and pretty easy to make!
For the pretzels:
- 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons quick-rise instant yeast
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup water
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 1 pinch of salt
For the baking soda "bath"
- 5 cups water
- 3 tablespoons baking soda
For the salt topping:
- 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil
- sea salt
For the chocolate sauce:
- 1 bar of dark chocolate (make sure it's vegan)
In a large bowl, combine all ingredients for the dough and knead the dough with your hands for about 5 minutes. Form it into a ball and cover the bowl with a towel. Let the dough rise for an hour.
Divide the dough into three parts and roll each part in your hands so you got a long roll. Each roll should be around 1 inch wide. Place the rolls on a lightly floured work surface. Use a pizza cutter and cut the roll into bites (about 1 inch big). You should have around 20 bites.
Make the baking soda "bath": Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Bring the water to a rapid simmer, then add the baking soda. Stir to dissolve the baking soda. Lower about 5 pretzel bites at a time into the baking soda "bath" and simmer for 30 seconds. Place the pretzel bites on the baking sheet. Add the next batch until you're done.
Once all the pretzels have been dipped in the water bath, brush them with the melted coconut oil and sprinkle them with sea salt.
Preheat the oven to 350 °F. Bake the pretzel bites for 10-12 minutes or until they're brown.
Melt the chocolate either in the microwave or on the stovetop. Serve together with the pretzels. Enjoy!